Hands Up Don't Shoot! Rubber Stamp Currency Intervention

Artsy Editors
Dec 12, 2014 3:28PM

Launched December 8th, 2014, "Hands Up Don’t Shoot!" is a creative response to the ongoing killings of unarmed black males by the police. The work is a crowd sourced effort to enlist volunteers to stamp the image of a black male in a position of surrender upon the surface of American currency. This participatory project seeks to intervene upon the very currency of our economic system with an iconic, hand stamped image of protest.  DeLappe is currently in the process of mailing out Hands Up Don’t Shoot! stamps to volunteer participants throughout the United States.

The work was innitiated by media artist/activist Joseph DeLappe (http://www.delappe.net).  Visit the "In Drones We Trust” website to view posted images of currency stamped with a Predator Drone.

Hands Up Don’t Shoot!, 2014 - Joseph DeLappe

Crowd Sourced, Participatory Rubber Stamp Currency Intervention

Project Website: http://handsupsdontshoot.tumblr.com/

To Participate: http://handsupsdontshoot.tumblr.com/participate

($1 from each stamp order will be donated to a worthy charity addressing issues of social and racial justice)

Artsy Editors